Spiritual Exploration (Formally RE)

We offer a diverse program for school-aged children K-8 during the school year. Nursery care for pre-K children is provided in the parlors throughout the year by Valerie.

“My child is enjoying her time in class on Sundays.  I feel it so vital in the world we live in today to have our children be connected to such a loving church community. Thank you for revitalizing these classes and enriching our children with such wonderful studies.” A parent

Children’s Chapel Schedule

K-3 Group: The children are introduced into the UU principals through yoga, mindfulness, creative arts, music, community service, and connection to the Natural world. The children will meet every week on one of the above topics with one or more RE facilitators.

CWTKR (4th-6th): Children have further development and exploration of UU principals and beginning community service. Children will start to be involved in church service once a month (eg. Greeting/offering/introit etc.) Change The World Kids will be facilitating one week a month, teaching children about community service and helping them get involved in some of their projects. The children will meet every week on relative topics with one or more RE facilitators.

CTWK-UU (7-8): Middle School age children are encouraged to join Change The World Kids. In addition, we will work in an intergenerational way to further teach the children about the Unitarian Universalist faith and have them participate in services in a meaningful, individual way. e.g. accompanying the choir with instrumentals, working with our minister to prepare thoughtful Chalice Lighting Words or Opening/Closing Words and such.

Calendar
February 11: Music as a Spiritual Practice with Michael
February 18: Spiritual Exploration with Jess and Geraldine
February 25: Expressive Arts and Drumming with Murray and Ben at ArtisTree
March 4: CTWK Kids and Geraldine

Click here for the upcoming worship schedule!

For any questions or ideas please speak to Geraldine or email office@northchapelvt.org.


 Weekly Story & Yoga Time at the NWPL 

Join The North Chapel Spiritual Exploration for Children and Families Committee in a WEEKLY series “Story & Yoga Time with Angel Rubino” at the Norman Williams Public Library. This is a free weekly series that will include a story, yoga, movement, meditation and more! Appropriate for ages 2-6 with caregiver/family. We look forward to seeing you there. Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am.


OWL (Our Whole Lives) Grades 4-6 & 7-9

We have just completed our collaboration with the UUCUV (Norwich UU) offering OWL to children in 4th – 6th Grade.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is an age appropriate sexuality education curriculum that helps participants of all ages make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.

We will be offering OWL for Grades 7-8 soon. Stay tuned.

To learn more about OWL click here or contact Geraldine.

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For the Parents & Guardians!

NC Spiritual Fitness BOOK Group

The Spiritual Exploration for Children and Families Committee has a regular book group where we as parents/guardians get together to read and discuss books that deal with spirituality in its many forms. We can also use this time to discuss our own spiritual path with like minded people. Children are welcome. Bring a snack, and lets enjoy some time together!

Our next meeting will be on Thursday March 1st at 6pm. This month we will read and discuss “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael Singer. 

Feel free to bring your kiddo/s and we can set them up in the playroom while we chat.


North Chapel’s Spiritual Fitness Group

Hosted by the Spiritual Exploration for Chidlren and Families Committee

During the winter months, we will participate in some indoor activities to work on our “Spiritual Fitness”. Our schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays: Guided Imagery with JJ at ArtisTree

This is free, by donation. The meditation is from 5-6pm. Want to carpool? Let Geraldine know!

Spring/Summer/Fall – Thursdays: Walking Group at 8:30am
Drop by and join in for a chance to get out for some exercise, fresh air and chats!  We venture out and do different trails around the town! Weather depending! We meet on Thursdays at 8:30am outside the NC Sanctuary!

Winter – Thursdays: Yoga with Phoebe! at the North Chapel

This is free, by donation for SE Fitness Group Participants (Regular fee: $15) (Contact Geraldine for more information. We will begin yoga again when it gets too cold to walk outside!

All are welcome. Free Childcare for both Guided Imagery, Walking Group and Yoga!!

 


Children’s RE Photos